Requirements to Coach

Coaches are not permitted to begin working until all required paperwork has been submitted to the Derry Area School District Administration Building.

  • Act 34: Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance
    • Clearances must be dated within one year of hire date.
    • Employee must renew and submit clearances every five years.
    • Clearances for the purpose of “Employment” are the only clearances that will be accepted.
  • Act 151: Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
    • Clearances must be dated within one year of hire date.
    • Employee must renew and submit clearances every five years.
    • Clearances for the purpose of “Employment” are the only clearances that will be accepted.
  • Act 126: Mandatory Reporter Training
    • This is a three hour training, upon completion, print your certificate and provide a copy to the athletic office.
    • This training must be completed every five years.
  • NFHS Cardiac Arrest Certification
    • This certification must be renewed every year after July 1st and before your first practice.  Once you complete this certification, print the certificate and provide a copy to the athletic office.

The following is required only if you have coached at a PIAA member school for two or more years as a volunteer or paid coach.  

 

Volunteer Coaches


Volunteer coaches must complete the following clearances and certifications before performing any coaching responsibilities.

  • NFHS Cardiac Arrest Certification
    • This certification must be renewed every year after July 1st and before your first practice.  Once you complete this certification, print the certificate and provide a copy to the athletic office.

The following is required only if you have coached at a PIAA member school for two or more years as a volunteer or paid coach.